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Country Gardens is an English folk tune collected by Cecil Sharp and arranged for piano in 1918 by Percy Grainger.

In 2008,[1] Country Gardens was added to the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry.

A version of Country Gardens appears in the Quaker's Opera of 1728. Facsimile


1 Format of renditions 2 See also 3 References 4 External links 4.1 Video clips

Format of renditions[]

The tune and the Percy Aldridge Grainger arrangement for piano and orchestra is a favourite with school orchestras, and other performances of the work include morris dancing. Jimmie Rodgers sang a well-known version ("English Country Garden"), which reached Number 5 in the UK charts in June 1962. Anglo-Australian comedian Rolf Harris recorded a satire of the Rodgers version in the 1970s. Comedian Allan Sherman used this melody as the tune for his 1963 song, "Here's to the Crabgrass".

See also[]

Radio 4 UK Theme


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External links[]

Historical background Listen to 'Country Gardens' on australianscreen online and read more about the title

Video clips Jimmie Rodgers Piano duet Student ensemble School orchestra Morris dancers Rolf Harris